Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Share the love on Tuesday: Artizen Beads

Share the Love... Blogger's Unite Featured Artisan

This weeks Featured Artisan is Laura, Owner/designer of Artizen Beads.

Wonderful creations that inspire you!

You can find Artizen Beads on:



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Monday, November 29, 2010

Monday cupcake Find

This Monday the feature is for sunkitty7!
It's a new studio, let's show some love, ok?

Cupcake painting
Cupcake YUM ORIGINAL 4x6 Fantasy Fairy Acrylic MINI Painting, $50.00 by sunkitty7 FREE SHIPPING!!!

This is the ORIGINAL Painting of "Cupcake YUM!", a 4 x 6 OSWOA (original small work of art) mini painting.

This painting is sprayed with a protective finishing varnish to preserve the quality and sustain the longevity of the painting. OSWOA stands for "Original Small Works of Art" - sized art is always 4"x6" - Being a little larger then an collectable ACEO 2.5"x3.5". The 4"x6" OSWOA will easily fit into standard photo album sleeves or a photo picture frames.
So it's collectable and hangable!! :0)
This mini painting is painted with Acrylics on canvas sheet(the colors and detail are much richer in person than the web image). This is an original work of art signed and dated by me the artist, Christina Lynn Myers

Do you have a cupcake to share with me??? XO

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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Once upon the time....

...there was a beautiful princess leaving in a messy castle.
The princess felt lonely, so here it comes an handsome prince to keep her company

They danced and play together all day long

and leave happily ever after giving the Queen a big chuckle!

The End

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Friday, November 26, 2010

Friday Giveaways Love

Thank you for the love on my giveaway YAY!

Link those giveaway up and good luck!!

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

What's for dinner tonight?

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
This year we decided to change things up a little and have a Thanksgiving dinner instead of a lunch.

So, I spent the morning in the kitchen with my baby Michelle that helped me out to cook all sort of things.

While the turkey was baking we made chocolate chips cookies, stuffing, rolls and a beans salad.

At last, the turkey was ready:

Believe it or not, Gabriel ate obscene amounts of turkey, at least 3 serving ans his plate was full all the time! Warmed my heart and made me so happy since he's so picky and barely eats any meat.
I also made a pie, but Michelle devoured it before I could snap a picture.
For this, I'm very thankful!

What did you had?

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving time at my home!

And we are decorating, cooking and eating.
Above you can see the artworks of my kids: Gabriel's stuff in on the left and Michelle's is on the right.

Michelle enjoyed so much doing turkeys that her teacher let her made a T-shift and a center piece.

Gabriel said it will help me to eat the turkey eheheh.

Hope you enjoy my kids artworks. I think it's amazing that they are so small and so talented, but I'm buyest since I'm their mom.

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Share the love on Tuesday: Moonsong Ranch

This weeks Featured Artisan is Doug, Owner/designer of Moonsong Ranch. Wonderful creations that inspire you! You can find Moonsong Ranch on:






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Monday, November 22, 2010

Monday cupcake Find

This Monday the feature is for StitchesandScraps!
It's a new studio, let's show some love, ok?

Cupcake whipped soap
Birthday Greeting card - Cupcake, fun and festive, $4.00 by StitchesandScraps

Are you looking for a unique birthday card for a special friend? Here is a handmade birthday card that features a hand cut cupcake with sprinkles. The cupcake is double matted on green and cream scallops.

I always pay attention to the details in this card the scallop border features a row of silver gemstone accents. The cupcake and red dots on the background paper have also been given a little shine with some silver glitter. Nothing too showy just enough to liven it up.

This is a fun little card ready for a child or adult. It measures 5.5 x 4.25 and comes with a matching envelope. The inside of the card has been left blank, but if you would like me to customize it just let me know at the time you purchase.

Do you have a cupcake to share with me??? XO

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Gabriel's recap!

Some of you might remember, few weeks back I had a really bad melt down about not being able to put Gabriel in a better school.
If you don't remember, you can read all about it in here.

A lot has happened since that day, a real roller coasters of things going well and then go sour again and then ok for a little bit and so on...you know how it goes.

The school where Gabriel is going now finally hired a permanent teacher, we talked to her and she seems nice but unfortunately has no clue whatsoever on how to deal with kids with autism.
I tried to gently give suggestions and she graciously put them to work, but truth being said, I think the school should have its personal qualified for the job. It's not my duty to "train" a teacher to the wonders of autism and it's not Gabriel's to be an experiment in her failures.

So of course we found a better place, an Autism Center very close by, with an amazing program and lots of resources for Gabriel...... and a HUGE price tag.
Now understand: I will pay everything is the world to get Gabriel what he needs, but the reality is that I don't have much to begin with.

Obviously I wasn't happy or proud that I found all that awesome help and wasn't going to get it for him. I was actually kinda of depressed and sad.

But there is something I learned this week and that is help is given to the ones who ask for it. And so I asked.....insurances, grants, scholarship....anything and everything I could think of.

In the meanwhile, the director of the Autism Center called Gabriel in for an evaluation, to see what he will be needing and how they can provide it. She was really impressed by him and told me that she can make things work with the scholarship we'll get.
So that's it! She granted me my Christmas wish few days ago accepting Gabriel to her school!!!!

He will start in January (mind you, in time for his birthday) and he cannot wait. Couldn't stop jumping up and down for the joy when we told him.

So, this is our story, with a new chapter starting January 2011 that I'm sure will end with a fully recovered Gabriel, that one day will grow up and will be able to see that we did anything we could to help him out.

It's all I was asking for this year for Christmas: I got my miracle and I hope you'll get yours :)

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Friday, November 19, 2010

Friday Giveaways Love

Thank you for the love on my giveaway YAY!

Link those giveaway up and good luck!!

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

$65 Gift certificate CSN Giveaway!

Oh my, just realized that next week is Thanksgiving!
Very excited and seriously started to think what I'm thankful for.

Well, after being sick last week, I found out I'm really grateful for nightstands beside my bed and I'm sure I'm not the only one! I bet everyone that need to staying bed all day long is grateful for that, so we can "organize all our junk on it lol. No kidding, on mine there is always paper and a pencil (you never know!), the phone, the controller, my lip balm, my hand cream, some yarn and several crochet hooks, a portable stereo and the alarm of course!
And when I'm sick I usually have a bucket, tissues and aspirin, meh!

What's on your nightstands? Tell me and you can win a $65 Gift Certificate from CSN online stores!

Prizes Details:
One lucky winner will receive a $65 gift certificate for any of the CSN online stores This gift certificate can be used to buy many things or put toward a big purchase. Shipping charges might apply, depend on the size of the item and the location where is going to be shipped.

How to enter:
Please leave a separate comment for every entry for increase your chance of winning!!

1) Tell me what's on your nightstands: that's it!
2) Browse the CSN online stores and let me know how would you use the gift certificate in case you win it!
3) Follow this blog: it's that easy!!
4) Twit about this giveaway and earn ONE extra entry. Be sure to put @piccoladonna before your twit, so I will know you did it :)

This giveaway will last for 2 weeks and will end December, 2nd.
Winner will be announced on December, 3rd, at which time I will contact the winner and get him/her in touch with a CSN representative.
If the winner does not contact me within three days, I will appoint another winner through another random number drawing.

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Share the love on Tuesday: Sugar Lane Bath Co

This weeks Featured Artisan is Sugar Lane Bath Co.

Indulge yourself in these wonderful bath products! You can find Sugar Lane at:


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Monday, November 15, 2010

Monday cupcake Find

This Monday the feature is for crimsonhill!

Cupcake whipped soap
Yellow Cupcake Soap- With Whipped Soap Frosting-5 oz, $5.00 by crimsonhill


Complete with 3 oz chocolate fudge scented "cake" bottoms, 2 oz yellow spongy Bath Whip Frosting tops scented with Vanilla Buttercream and accented with colorful polka-dot "frosting", these big 5 oz soaps look and smell good enough to eat!

This cupcake can be easily separated into 2 pieces for lots of bath-time fun! The Bath Whip Top is spongy and is one type of soap while the cupcake bottom is made from our 100% Natural Luxe soap.

They come professionally wrapped in cello and tied with a coordinating cupcake ribbon! These make PERFECT favors for birthday parties!

These make PERFECT favors for birthday parties!

Do you have a cupcake to share with me??? XO

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Friday, November 12, 2010

Friday Giveaways Love

Link those giveaway up and good luck!!

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Happy Veterans day!

I thought this collection was very fitting for today, hope you enjoy!

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Presenting: Faded Leaves

Handmade Star Pin, three stars red white and blue, $6 by Faded Leaves

Shannon from Faded Leaves is one of the new artfire seller that I had the pleasure to connect with lately.
With veteran's Day coming up tomorrow, what better day that open this feature with the patriotic pin above?
But that just one of the many talent of Shannon as you can see from her studio: Faded Leaves
There are plenty ideas for Christmas gift and stocking stuffers for every body and for every budget!

Keychain with Christmas charms, snowman, stocking hat and light, $8 by Faded Leaves

She has pretty bracelets, earrings and necklaces, as well as bookmarks, key chains, cards and candle holders.

Christmas stockings earrings made with felt, $10 by Faded Leaves

Look at her bio to get to know this amazing artist up close:
"Hi! My name is Shannon H. I'm a military wife and absolutely love it! Its the best job on the planet besides selling the things I crafted with my hands. ha.

We move around a lot but I find this is one thing that always stays constant. I set up my workshop and get right down to it."

This is perfect for a cat lover!

Cat Peace Christmas Ornament handmade cross stitched Patriotic, $6 by Faded Leaves

I'm also impressed by her blog and enjoyed her post about How to make zipper pull because brought me back with my memories :)

Hope you enjoyed browsing Faded Leaves as much as I did!

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